Dictionary > Wittol

Wittol

wittol
1. (Science: zoology) The wheatear.
2. A man who knows his wife’s infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol’s nest.
Origin: Said to be for white tail, and so called in allusion to its white tail; but cf. Witwal.


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